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Gordon keen to keep improving

28 October 2022

Walsall defender Liam Gordon insists he is still looking to improve after scoring his first goal for the Saddlers on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old has been working his way back to full match sharpness after returning from injury in September.

Gordon has been working hard to get back to his best. He is keen to produce strong performances on a consistent basis and build on his long-awaited first professional strike. 

“In terms of professional goals, it’s been a very long time coming but a very proud moment for me with everything I’ve been through, everything everyone has seen behind the scenes and in front of the cameras so it was a massive moment for my family and I as well,” Gordon said.

“It’s still baby steps, I’m not near where I want to be, I know that in myself and I’m sure the gaffer knows that as he knows what I’m capable of.

“I’m taking every positive that I can from every game that I play, even the reserve game that I played and the MK Dons game, I was just grateful that I could get through it and show a bit of what I’m about.

“Tuesday was a massive confidence boost as well to show the fans what I can do and what I’m capable of doing so it’s baby steps still but I’m working on getting there.”

It’s been a positive week so far for Gordon and Walsall, who have collected four points from their last two matches.

The defender is confident ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Rochdale at the Poundland Bescot Stadium and is hoping to back up Tuesday’s victory with another one tomorrow.

“We’ve got to take the positives from Saturday’s game against Sutton,” he commented.

“A good trip on the road, tough game being down to 10-men for 60/70 minutes and then the three points on Tuesday, but we’ve got to back it up.

“If we’re looking to be up there in terms of the table, then we’ve got to back it up against Rochdale.

“It’s going to be a hard game, no team’s going to give it to us but I believe in us, all the boys are in high spirits and we all believe in each other so we’re going into the game with a positive attitude.”

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